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    Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    BAGHDAD October 13, 2013(AP)

    By ADAM SCHRECK Associated Press


    First came the fireball,then the screams of the victims. The suicide bombing just outside a Baghdadgraveyard knocked Nasser Waleed Ali over and peppered his back with shrapnel.

    Al-Qaida has come roaringback in Iraq since U.S. troops left in late 2011 and now looks stronger than ithas in years. The terror group has shown it is capable of carrying outmass-casualty attacks several times a month, driving the death toll in Iraq to thehighest level in half a decade. It sees each attack as a way to cultivate anatmosphere of chaos that weakens the Shiite-led government's authority.

    Iraqi officials acknowledgethe group is growing stronger.

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/al-qaida-surges-back-iraq-reviving-fears-20555780


    No Al Qaida was heard in Iraq of Saddam's regime. Who brought them in?

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    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by katsung47 View Post
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    No Al Qaida was heard in Iraq of Saddam's regime. Who brought them in?
    Obviously the evil Jews and Obama brought them there
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    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by katsung47 View Post
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    No Al Qaida was heard in Iraq of Saddam's regime. Who brought them in?
    Saddam wouldn't have tolerated 'em. I guess they're not afraid of the new regime.
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    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Saddam wouldn't have tolerated 'em. I guess they're not afraid of the new regime.
    Saddam not only tolerated AQ in Iraq, he was allies with them in their war against the PUK in Iraq.

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    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Our sacrifice of blood and treasure in Iraq is starting to pay dividends...... for Al Qaeda.
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    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by katsung47 View Post
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    No Al Qaida was heard in Iraq of Saddam's regime. Who brought them in?
    They never left. The idea that AQ was never there was just part of the anti American propaganda, propagated mostly by the US MSM.

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    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Can any one actually document with a reputable source their claims about AQ in Iraq prior to the war? I see unsubstantiated claims both ways...
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    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Can any one actually document with a reputable source their claims about AQ in Iraq prior to the war? I see unsubstantiated claims both ways...
    Not likely. It's a lot easier just to make history up after the fact.
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    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Not likely. It's a lot easier just to make history up after the fact.
    That would be kinda sad. I have no clue as to the truth, and would be swayed by credible sourcing.
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    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Can any one actually document with a reputable source their claims about AQ in Iraq prior to the war? I see unsubstantiated claims both ways...
    It is basic logic. Saddam was everything Al Q was/is fighting against in the Middle East.
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